Vacation for the Twinnies :)


Hi to everyone!  Gabby and I wanted to let you all know that we are both on vacation.  We’ll be back with new and very fun “stuff”.  We just need a break and this will be perfect weather for it.

We miss you all and hope you are having a great week so far.  Hmm, well sometimes Mondays aren’t too good!

Hugs,

Gabby and Autumn

TF ❤

Late Night Thunderstorm


 

When I fell asleep I had no idea I would be woken up with loud crashing, an exciting light show of lots of lightning and just one wild thunderstorm. Wow, but it was loud and that rain was really coming down like crazy. I raced to the windows and got them shut, but hung out enjoying the sights…I love those thunderstorms. Some of you kind readers may perhaps be thinking I am a bit of a nut, but others have to enjoy these storms. If so, please do speak up and share your love of summer storms.

It reminded me of the thunderstorms when we were kids, at first they seemed scary. Being blessed with a Dad and Mom who turned those storms into fun! It sounds silly, and I don’t know how many parents told their kids this same story. It was started so early on with Autumn and me since we are the oldest of 6 girls…I so love the story. Even as a grownup I will always remember Dad and Mom telling us God decided furniture needed to be moved about in Heaven.

OK, that explained the crashes of thunder, right? Well, how did they explain the lightning to us? It was big, big night lights so everybody could see what and where they were moving the furniture of course! Why could we see it on earth both of us young Twinnies had to ask. That was explained as God thought it was nice to share the sights and sounds with his children here on earth. Wasn’t it nice he thought of all of us, and it was nothing to fear. It worked for Autumn and me, then our younger sisters and we thought it quite interesting as well as exciting.

I have heard other people who got told this story that our parents told, I have it on good authority that this story is still being told to the young kids. I have to say I love it, it saves so much stress on the fear factor! I sure wish everybody grew up with this thunderstorm story because sadly I have known friends who just shudder and shake over any thunderstorms. They hate the lightning the worst and jump out of their skins when the thunder starts. That just makes me sad, I don’t like the thoughts of anyone having fear or anxiety.

How about you kind readers? Do you like thunderstorms or do you just kind of deal with the whole thing until it all passes? I have to ask of course, because it’s what I tend to do…I ask a lot of questions! Autumn was curious to know about you kind readers thoughts on this subject, too. So, I’m not alone in my curiosity which is a nice thing as always…Inquiring twins just want to know! I enjoyed my thunderstorm of late last night while Autumn slept her way through it, go figure!

 

Fairy Lights


For Bonita, I hope you smile, sweetie 🙂 love and hugs Autumn Maasi

Fairy lights

Oh what a sight

Pointy ears

are rather dear 🙂

A splash

and a dash

of color so bright

whirling with all its might

A princess fairy so true

through and thorough

she’s cute as can be

so many sparkles to see

a sort of cover on her hair

some people stop to stare

but I love her look

she doesn’t go by any book

she has her own style

all of the while

she twirls and waves goodbye

Visit me again, you must try !!

Quotes About Time


I was thinking about time, the word is used so often in songs. Did you ever notice that? It’s true, think about it and I will name off a few songs with “Time” in the title. Time in a Bottle, Time is On My Side, Time After Time and the list can go on and on! Time is often worried about, misused, taken for granted and often “times” we can find ourselves running out of “time” if we’re not careful! Anyway, just to satisfy my own and offbeat curiosity I went searching for quotes about time and I discovered many. It was interesting reading and I was surprised at the good ones I found. I really do hope you kind readers enjoy them and please do think about my quote topic this week. And of all things, remember to use your “time” wisely today and everyday! 🙂
1.Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back~Harvey McKay
2.Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world you can get free of charge, If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?~Author Unknown
3.Time heals what reason cannot~Seneca
4.The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough~Rabindranath Tagore
5.Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity~Henry Van Dyke
6.The time is always right to do what is right~Martin Luther King Jr.
7.Time is the one thing we have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently~Catherine Pulsifer
8.We all have our own time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams~Jeremy Irons
9.Time will explain it all. He is a talker and needs no questioning before he speaks~Euripides
10.Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–Which is living with results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary~Steve Jobs

Flowers and Bells


Flowers and bells

and all sorts of spells

where magic dwells

look at the sights

day or night

the magic folk live

and always give

all that is light

with all their might

a swish and a wish

and sometimes a list

of all that must grow

the magic will show

that they all know

they flutter around

and make a lovely sound

their wings all aglow

as they watch the scene below

some are flying up high

and then with a sigh

they all touch the ground

the magic is found …
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Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drummer


I’ve been known to take this term to a whole other level at times. But, it’s OK since we are all different and we have to do it our way, right? Surely we can’t all be alike, that would make life so awfully boring! I will tell all of you kind readers a secret…Autumn marches to the beat of her own drummer, too! Did  anyone really doubt that for a minute?

Anyway, I was thinking over this phrase and wondering how many people really choose to conform just to be accepted more easily. You know what I’m saying, they just don’t want to call attention to the individuality that is in each of us. Well, come on…That just isn’t good either! We all need to be ourselves and just have a joyful time of doing so is my opinion!

I have been known to dance in the rain (Autumn loves doing this herself), lead a spur of the moment parade around the block one time with a few friends (this was done with Autumn by the way who was co-leading), and the neighbors so dearly loved this one!

I sometimes sing loudly in the middle of a store by mistake. Well, this happens when I get carried away when hearing a favorite song and Autumn has also joined in or started this one all by herself. Rode our chosen merry go round horses like princesses waving to all who were watching. I know, all kids do that you may be thinking to yourselves…But this was just last week! These are just a few examples, but there’s more of course.

Oh, I almost forgot  one really fun time Autumn and I crawled out on a roof to star gaze and how exciting it was, too. Until our Dad happened to notice what we were doing and hustled us back inside, we were only young teenagers and thought it was fun what can I say? Dad didn’t agree of course, since it wasn’t the wisest of moves in safety. It was better to wait until we had our houses to go stargazing on the roof, try it sometime because it’s really exciting fun.

I  think I better keep it to myself about any more of the Twinnies examples of how we do have given it a whirl quite often, this marching to the beat of our very own drummer thing. Lest you kind readers start worrying about our sanity, unique ways and all. Yeah, right…Like that’s ever stopped me before! How many of you kind readers have fun and exciting things you have done when doing your own thing? Please do share, but only if you’d like to! It was just a passing thought today and I just had to write a little post about marching to the beat of our drummer. I just couldn’t resist, it seemed a pretty awesome topic to chat about. I do hope all of you have a grand time marching to the beat of your own drummer.

Please, please…Do not let anyone stop you! March on is what Autumn and I have to say! 🙂 🙂

Faery in Green


All dressed in green

this fairy does dream

that all through the land

everyone can

see and take a stand

to save the plants on the Earth

a magical rebirth

of all that grows

we all should know

yes, we have to try

the fairy cries

and asks us “please” begin

you know we can win

to save the flowers and trees

and even the bees !!!

Smile with me and agree

this is how it should be!

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